Series Editor: Joseph Pearce

 

About Ignatius Critical Editions

 Because postermodernism can be monstrous (but their tradition was divine)

About the Series

The Ignatius Critical Editions represent a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as the Norton Critical Editions or Oxford World Classics, and are designed to concentrate on traditional readings of the Classics of world literature. While many modern critical editions have succumbed to the fads of modernism and postmodernism, this series will concentrate on tradition-oriented criticism of these great works.

Edited by acclaimed literary biographer Joseph Pearce, the Ignatius Critical Editions will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of 'critical editions'. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer choice, enabling educators, students, and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to 'buy into' the ideologies of secular fundamentalism.

The series is ideal for anyone wishing to understand the great works of Western civilization, enabling the modern reader to enjoy these classics in the company of some of the finest literature professors alive today.

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Mission Statement

As G. K. Chesterton once wrote: "Tradition is the extension of Democracy through time; it is the proxy of the dead and the enfranchisement of the unborn. (Read more...)

Editors & Essayists

Ignatius Critical Editions feature the editorial and critical work of a number of great academics and commentators. Meet a few of them here. (Read more..)

Contact Us

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Books by Author

by last name, except for Wm. Shakespeare

St. Augustine of Hippo

Charlotte Brontë

Emily Brontë

Stephen Crane

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Herman Melville

John Henry Newman

Mary Shelley

Bram Stoker

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Jonathan Swift

Mark Twain

Coming Soon

by release date, then as above